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John IV of Portugal

1604 - 1656

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John IV (Portuguese: João, pronounced [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃]; 19 March 1604 – 6 November 1656), nicknamed John the Restorer (Portuguese: João, o Restaurador), was the King of Portugal whose reign, lasting from 1640 until his death, began the Portuguese restoration of independence from Habsburg Spanish rule. His accession established the House of Braganza on the Portuguese throne, and marked the end of the 60-year-old Iberian Union by which Portugal and Spain shared the same monarch. Before becoming king, he was John II, 8th Duke of Braganza. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John IV of Portugal has received more than 467,735 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). John IV of Portugal is the 1,406th most popular politician (up from 1,594th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 30th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Politician.

John IV of Portugal was the son of King John III of Portugal and Catherine of Austria. He succeeded his father to the throne in 1656, at the age of thirteen. He is most famous for his involvement in the Portuguese Restoration War.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, John IV of Portugal ranks 1,406 out of 15,577Before him are Gülnuş Sultan, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, F. W. de Klerk, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Pierre Laval, and Albert Lebrun. After him are Miguel Primo de Rivera, Paul Barras, U Thant, Philip of Swabia, Léon Blum, and Harsha.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1604, John IV of Portugal ranks 2Before him is Osman II. After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber, Tokugawa Iemitsu, Claudia de' Medici, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, İslâm III Giray, Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, Catherine of Brandenburg, Zheng Zhilong, and Antoine III de Gramont. Among people deceased in 1656, John IV of Portugal ranks 1After him are Gerard van Honthorst, Jan van Goyen, John George I, Elector of Saxony, James Ussher, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, Francisco Herrera the Elder, Ottavio Piccolomini, Thomas Fincke, Andrea Falconieri, Dirck Hals, and Christian II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, John IV of Portugal ranks 29 out of 555Before him are Afonso de Albuquerque (1453), John I of Portugal (1358), John III of Portugal (1502), Afonso V of Portugal (1432), Manuel II of Portugal (1889), and Amália Rodrigues (1920). After him are John V of Portugal (1689), Peter I of Portugal (1320), Carlos I of Portugal (1863), Maria I of Portugal (1734), John VI of Portugal (1767), and Joseph I of Portugal (1714).

Among POLITICIANS In Portugal

Among politicians born in Portugal, John IV of Portugal ranks 12Before him are Sebastian of Portugal (1554), John II of Portugal (1455), John I of Portugal (1358), John III of Portugal (1502), Afonso V of Portugal (1432), and Manuel II of Portugal (1889). After him are John V of Portugal (1689), Peter I of Portugal (1320), Carlos I of Portugal (1863), Maria I of Portugal (1734), John VI of Portugal (1767), and Joseph I of Portugal (1714).